try playing from the disc and see if the same thing occurs, if it does, clean the disc as well as you can and make another attempt (if it still fails to work then you might be looking at having to find new copy of the game). if it doesnt, make a new image and see if it works then.
can you post your plugin setup and shots of how they are configured along with your system specs in case they are needed later on?
ill take your word for it. zephyr, you will save yourself alot of frustration by buying the game and making your own image, there are guides here that can show you how to do it and the process is actually quite simple. please keep what is stated in the http://forums.ngemu.com/751350-post2.html about our warez policy in mind from now on.